SUZANNE C. ATTALES
Aug. 2, 1962 - Oct. 6, 2016
RAYNE - Visitation for Suzanne C. Attales will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Monday, October 10 from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne. Father Samuel Fontana will serve as celebrant.
Attales, 54, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Lafayette General Medical Center, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Wilson and Marjorie Attales; and nieces, Leticia Fontenot and Monica Long. She is survived by her two beloved children: son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Camille Stutes of St. Martinville, and daughter, Ava Stutes of Eunice; her expected grandson, Elijah Wilson Stutes; her eight siblings, Yvonne Bergeron and husband Edward of Mandeville, Sheila Long and husband, Gordon of Evergreen, Gerard Attales and wife, Kathy of Baker, Janet Attales of Lafayette, Craig Attales and wife, Jeanne of Splendora, Texas, Beth Attales and significant other, Charles Gaspard of Lafayette, Lola Fontenot and husband, Randy of Mamou, and Mark Attales of Lafayette; 10 nieces; six nephews; nine great-nephews; and her former spouse, Jeffery Stutes of Rayne.
Being the youngest of nine children, Attales learned very early how to gain the love and affection of all she encountered and she continued to do so throughout her life with her vivacious spirit and love of life, her kind and generous heart, her infectious laugh and nurturing nature. She loved spending time with family and friends, relaxing at the camp, collecting birds, eating food that anyone else cooked, reading and watching her dearly loved LSU Tigers. Her greatest love and proudest accomplishment was that of her children. She exemplified what a devoted and supportive mother should be: a rock, a strong shoulder to lean on, an advocate, a protector, a cheerleader and a best friend. They will miss her deeply, as will everyone who had the honor of knowing and loving her.
God keep you, Suzanne, and may you rest in His loving arms forever. Long live your beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us...
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Lafayette General and UHMC Hospital for their professionalism and compassionate care, as well as those who have sent continued prayers and kind wishes.
Serving as pallbearers are Michael Laughlin, Tim Quebedeaux, Robby Dupuis, Chase Long, Tim Richard, and Beau Laviolette.
Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne is in charge of arrangements.